Ubuntu 13.10 Quick Tip: How to Disable Apport Error Reporting

Last updated: September 30, 2013

Ubuntu error reporting

If something goes wrong in Ubuntu Unity, you usually get the error dialog which says ‘Sorry, Ubuntu 13.10 has experienced an internet error’

This helps Ubuntu gather information about issues and create a fix for them. If it annoys you, this tutorial will show you how to easily turn it off.

Ubuntu Error Reporting

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to edit the config file:

sudo gedit /etc/default/apport

Change the value to 0 to disable (1 to enable) this feature.

disable error reporting

That’s it. Enjoy!


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6 responses to Ubuntu 13.10 Quick Tip: How to Disable Apport Error Reporting

  1. Thats better …. thank you!

  2. Simple.. Yet SOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo helpful :)


  3. Oneliner to do the same:
    sudo sed -i ‘s/enabled=1/enabled=0/g’ /etc/default/apport

  4. change your profile and write language not tongue :)

  5. just migrated to ubuntu 14.0 from win xp. Brilliant OS… with very good support. was bit irritated with the “report problem” pop up but now it sorted. this command line works

    sudo gedit /etc/default/apport

    a million thanks

  6. thanks

    ubuntu 14.04